Tuesday 17 July 2018

Investors switch focus to logistics

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Ronald Quinlan

Ronald Quinlan

Industrial, and specifically logistics, is the most sought-after real estate sector for European investors, overtaking office for the first time, according to CBRE's annual 'EMEA Investor Intentions Survey', released yesterday.

With the growth of e-commerce, a third (33pc) of respondents in Europe expressed a preference for industrial property, mirroring the trend globally, and reaffirming its status as an institutional asset class.

This trend is also being experienced in Ireland according to Marie Hunt, Head of Research at CBRE Ireland with an increasing proportion of investors seeking prime industrial and logistics assets over the last 18 months in particular.

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